$30 for a charging dock? Not in this lifetime.

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  1. Nolano

    Nolano New Member

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    I wanted the multimedia dock/clock/alarm/etc functionality for my desk and my bedside table, but $30 seemed out of the question for a charger with a plastic stand attached to it. So I made one.
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    It's made of TIG welded 14GA stainless steel. Overall cost about $6.

    If anyone wants, I'll take a picture with the droid in, but right now my droid is the only camera handy.
     
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    needs the magnet and you'll be all set
     
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    LOL!

    That still wont initiate Dock mode from what I understand.
     
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    That's cool, but I prefer the look of the OEM dock.
     
  5. Nolano

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    It has a magnet. You put the phone in, and the dock launches.
     
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    :) That's hardcore! I love the industrial look of the welded unfinished metal.

    Please post up a pic with the Droid in that beast when you get a chance.
     
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    MiXoLoGiSt Active Member

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    That looks horrible and ghetto!
     
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    Since I don't own welding equipment (or know how to weld), I find the OEM dock more economical. ;)

    That said, I like the industrial look of your dock and I commend your initiative. :rockon:
     
  9. Nolano

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    I'm currently deciding between leaving it as is, or buffing it to a mirror finish.
     
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    Haha I love working with metal dude. You should buff it up and then put down a pattern or somehting in tape, then sandblast the hell out of it! Got to love metals.
     
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    Jeff Foxworthy called he needs to speak with you ASAP
     
  12. Nolano

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    Here's a tip, most rednecks can't weld worth a damn. Especially TIG, it requires great finesse and skill.